As development in Brooklyn pushes further east, apartment buildings are slowly filling the sleepy triangular piece of Bed Stuy known as Ocean Hill, near Broadway Junction in East New York. A tipster has sent YIMBY a rendering for one such development, a 32-unit building at 1325 Herkimer Street.
The Bedford-Nostrand G train stop is ground zero for new construction in Bed Stuy, and yesterday, plans were filed to construct a six-story building a few blocks to the east at 253 Tompkins Avenue, across the street from Herbert Von King Park.
Demolition of the old single-story warehouse at 27-21 44th Drive, in Long Island City, is now complete; the site will soon yield Silvercup Properties’ 26-story, 115-unit mixed-use building, which YIMBY reported on in 2014. Now The Court Square Blog notes the first on-site rendering has been posted for the nearly 110,450 square-foot building. On the ground floor, 6,095 square feet of retail is planned, and completion is slated for late 2017, with GF55 Partners serving as the architect of record.
Brookland Capital has filed applications for a six-story, 14-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 227 Clarkson Avenue, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a two minute walk from the Winthrop stop serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The building will measure roughly 10,000 square feet, which translates to units averaging 715 square feet; surprisingly, they will be condominiums. The site was acquired for $1.35 million earlier this year, according to DNAinfo, and Feingold & Gregory Architects is designing.
Market-rate construction isn’t hard to find in eastern Crown Heights and Ocean Hill, but it’s still pretty unusual a few blocks south in Brownsville, where the neighborhood’s reputation tends to scare off investors.